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Shabbat Morning Boost: Trope & Mishna

Upcoming Sessions

1. Saturday, October 31, 2020 13 Cheshvan 5781

8:45 AM

2. Saturday, November 7, 2020 20 Cheshvan 5781

8:45 AM

3. Saturday, November 14, 2020 27 Cheshvan 5781

8:45 AM

4. Saturday, November 21, 2020 5 Kislev 5781

8:45 AM

5. Saturday, December 5, 2020 19 Kislev 5781

8:45 AM

6. Saturday, December 12, 2020 26 Kislev 5781

8:45 AM

7. Saturday, December 19, 2020 4 Tevet 5781

8:45 AM
Past Sessions
Saturday, October 24, 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781 - 8:45 AM
Saturday, October 17, 2020 29 Tishrei 5781 - 8:45 AM

Boost your Shabbat experience with some early learning:

Drop-In Mishna Class
with Rabbi Michael Werbow
TI Members click here for link.

Learn to Chant Trope
with Tamar Gaskow
(Registration closed.)

Learn to Chant Trope

In this course you will learn how to chant      Torah from start to finish:

  • How to identify and sing each trope
  • How to apply trope to text
  • Tips and tricks for singing fluidly and beautifully.

The course will culminate with students chanting during a Shabbat Torah service.

Click here to register.

About Tamar

Tamar is a lifelong learner and teacher. She has over 10 years of experience chanting Torah, Haftorah, and teaching those tropes to b'nai mitzvah students. She is ecstatic to finally have an opportunity to share this skill with adults as well! Tamar has gotten to know the TI community through tutoring many of the younger congregants, and by facilitating the first iteration of the Better Together program in 2017-2018. She currently teaches 6th grade at CESJDS and is looking forward to attending grad school for Speech Language Pathology sometime in the near-ish future.


It is impossible for the Torah to stand on its own as a legal text for us to follow. Too many things need explanation.  For example, "Bind these words upon your arms and between your eyes." How do we bind words on our arms? Even if we could bind words, what words do we bind? Where on our arms would we bind them and what is meant by "between your eyes?"

The first level of explaining the Torah comes in the Mishna. It lays out the structure for other texts in the future. Rabbis living 2000 years ago struggled with the Torah just as we do today. What does it mean and how does it guide us in our daily lives?

Learning Mishna can begin to answer some of these questions. Join us as we deepen our understanding of Judaism through the eyes of the early rabbis.

We will begin our learning in Masechet (the treatise) of Rosh Hashanah. All levels of learning and Hebrew skills are welcome!

TI members: Click here for the Zoom Link (you will be prompted to log in).


If members of your family would like to attend a different class Shabbat mornings, please fill out a separate form to register them for that class.


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